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Local Organizations Offering Scholarships

Scholarship Application Link / Contact Info

American Legion Post #170
The American Legion Post #170 will offer three scholarships in the amount of $1000 each to assist youth in pursuit of higher education.  Requirements are as follows: 

  1. Related to a Member of American Legion Post 170 or Auxiliary Unit 170
  2. Applicants must interview a Veteran
  3. Submit a 1000 word essay on what that Veteran's Service Means to them 

Winner will be notified via phone call and email the week of May 16th.  Award will be presented at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 21st at The American Legion. 

All submissions must be received by Friday, May 6, 2022 via mail or email.  Zoom interviews to include essay summary presentations will be held on Thursday, May 12th starting at 6:00 p.m. via Zoom. 

Please mail submissions:

The American Legion Post 170
Attn: Commander Thompson-Flores
4345 Livingston Rd. 
Indian Head, MD. 20640

or email:
Subject- Scholarship Submission

Bel Alton High School Alumni Association Scholarship
The Bel Alton High School Alumni Association is offering scholarships to four Charles County Students in the amount of $500 each. The requirements for the scholarship are:
  • Graduating Charles County High School Senior in the Class of 2022 with a 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Former Charles County High School graduate living in Charles County with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Must be between 18 and 25 years old.
  • Charles County Resident with a Maryland High School Diploma and a combined (GED) passing score of 164 or higher.
  • If 18 years or older, must be a registered voter in Charles County, MD.
  • Amount: $500 (4 scholarships being offered)

Note: The Scholarship award is contingent upon enrollment in an accredited Historically Black College or University (HBCU), or enrollment in the College of Southern Maryland, or enrollment in a vocational or trade school.

Please visit the application link for more information.

Midnight on Friday, June 10, 2022


Buffalo Soldiers of Maryland Foundation, Inc.
The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, Maryland Chapter provides financial assistance to students from the State of Maryland. The scholarship winner will be awarded a one-time $2,000 academic scholarship for use at an accredited four-year college or university of their choice. The William C. Price Scholarship contest is open to African-American seniors attending high schools in Charles County, must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a minimum 2.50 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the end of their first semester senior year. Finalists will be selected and notified by June 1, 2022.

April 1, 2022
(Online submission begins Dec. 1, 2021)


Carter Marohn-Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Carter Marohn-Johnson Memorial Scholarship supports graduating high school seniors in Charles County, Maryland who are pursuing their career, trade school, or college dreams. Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) Graduating senior from Charles County Public Schools; and (2) Complete a narrative essay, video submission, or a visual portfolio of no more than 1,000 words (essay) or no longer than four minutes (video) sharing what you plan to do after high school and how this scholarship would help make those post-graduation dreams a reality. Individual scholarships will be awarded ranging from $500-$1500 per scholarship each May.

Application opens on Dec. 1, 2021;
Closes on March 15, 2022

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Charles County Arts Alliance
CCAA offers a $1,500 scholarship to an outstanding graduating senior from each Charles County public high school and St. Mary’s Ryken HS who plans to major in an arts program and has been accepted at a four-year college or university.

12pm on March 4, 2022

Scholarship Application


Charles County Scholarship Fund, Inc.
The Charles County Scholarship Fund Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to Charles County high school seniors.

All applications must be completed and submitted by Monday, March 1, 2022 (Late applications will not be accepted)


College of Southern Maryland
Scholarships at CSM are sponsored by the college, the state of Maryland, and by private organizations, businesses, and individuals. Some scholarships are administered through the Financial Assistance Department.

CSM Scholarships and Financial Aid


Colonial Agricultural Educational Foundation, Inc.
Educational scholarships are awarded to students who are furthering their education through attendance at a college, university, vocational, or a trade school.  Scholarships are awarded annually to individuals who exhibit an aptitude for learning and a desire for self-improvement through education.  Recipients must be of at least college age and reside in one of the cities or counties served by Colonial Farm Credit in central and eastern Virginia and Southern Maryland.

November 1, 2021 through March 1, 2022


Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution
Each year the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of higher education in diverse areas of study. Please visit their website for information and read each requirement carefully before applying. 

DAR Scholarships


Don Watson Scholarship
Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a senior graduating at the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Must be a Charles County Resident.
  • Must have been a Capitol Area Soccer Referee Association (CASRA) referee for a minimum of two years.  Applicant does not currently have to be a referee.
  • Must have a cumulative, weighted GPA of at least a 3.00.
  • A short 60-120 second video telling us why you became a referee and what benefit you received from it.  We would like to share the video(s) to promote becoming a referee.
  • Picture of applicant in a referee uniform.

DUE DATE:  May 10, 2022

Scholarship information and application form 

Educational System Federal Credit Union Support Education Foundation Scholarships

  • Dorothy Marvil Scholarship: $3,000
    Qualifications: Member of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, Graduating high school senior, Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA, Under the age of 21.
  • Rosemary Brinkley Business and Finance Scholarship: $3,000
    Qualifications: Member of Educational Systems Federal Credit Union, Graduating high school senior currently enrolled in a business or finance curriculum, Minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.

DUE DATE: April 1, 2022

more information

Office of Delegate Debra Davis
This scholarship is intended to assist Charles County students in furthering their higher education and pursuing their career goals. We strongly encourage first-generation college students and students pursuing a certificate/licensure to apply.

DUE DATE: April 1, 2022

Scholarship Application


Maryland Emergency Management Association (MDEMA) Donald “Doc” Lumpkins Memorial Scholarship
The Maryland Emergency Management Association will award a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating HS Senior in Calvert, St. Mary’s or Charles County. 

DEADLINE: April 2022

Scholarship Opportunities


Maryland Delegate C.T. Wilson Scholarship
To be eligible for a Delegate Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a resident of Charles County Maryland (District 28 residents only);
  2. You must attend or plan on attending a Maryland college or University or have your academic major approved “Unique” by the Maryland Higher Education Commission if you attend an out of state school.
  3. File an application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying;
  4. Apply for admission to a Maryland college, university or other accredited post-secondary educational program as a full-time or part-time student.
  5. Submit an essay and your transcripts.

DUE DATE:  April 11, 2022

Application Form


Maryland State Delegate Edith J. Patterson
The selection of scholarship recipients will be based on the following:
  1. Academic Record: Academic performance during the student’s high school, college, or university matriculation will be considered. An unofficial copy of the student’s most recent academic records from high school, college and/or university attended must be returned with the completed application before the application deadline.
  2. Financial Need: Selection of scholarship recipients based on need utilizes the family contribution (FC) amount that is calculated under the federal methodology (FM). The FM formula determines an amount the family is expected to pay for their son or daughter’s education.
  3. 100 word essay describing your career goals and aspirations.
  4. Involvement/Participation in Community and Extracurricular Activities: Involvement in charitable, educational, community, neighborhood, and volunteer activities will be strongly considered. A list of extracurricular activities and community service must be returned with the completed application by the deadline

DUE DATE:  March 31, 2022

Application Link


Hamilton Relay High School Scholarships
Creating opportunities to further a student’s higher education is a priority for Hamilton Relay. The goal of the Hamilton Relay Scholarship is to support students who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking in their post-secondary education. The Hamilton Relay Scholarship is extended to a qualifying high school student living within one of the states where Hamilton Relay is the contracted telecommunications relay and/or captioned telephone service provider. This includes California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Saipan, Utah, Virginia and Washington. In each of these states, a $500 scholarship will be awarded to one eligible applicant.

Hamilton Relay High School Scholarships

Ivy & Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc.
Each year, the Ivy & Pearls of Southern Maryland Community Charities, Inc. in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.® Nu Zeta Omega Chapter awards five (5) $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who reside in Charles and St. Mary’s Counties and plan to attend an Historically Black College or University (HBCU) on a full-time basis in the year of graduation. Additionally, two (2) book scholarships in the amount of $500 are awarded to two (2) students planning to attend St. Mary’s College of Maryland on a full-time basis.

DUE DATE: Saturday, April 16, 2022
CONTACT : Wualanda Thenstead

Scholarship Application

Maryland Higher Education Commission
State-funded grants and scholarships

DUE DATE: March 1

Maryland Higher Education Commission

Scholarship Application


Port Tobacco Players Memorial Scholarship
A candidate must: Be graduating from high school in the spring of the current school year; public, private, parochial, and home schoolers are welcome to apply. Have been accepted by an accredited college or university. Be a resident of Charles, Calvert or St. Mary’s County in Southern Maryland. Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B average) as verified by an official transcript, and grades from at least 2 grading periods of the applicant’s senior year. Have participated in the performing arts in some capacity, a transcript will be required with application. Have been involved in community service in some capacity. All application materials must be submitted or postmarked by the deadline as noted on the application.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2022

Port Tobacco Players Memorial Scholarship Award

Mike Gahan

The Southern Maryland Community Enrichment Center
Graduating senior for a Charles County high school with a GPA of 2.50 or above. Scholarship Amount- $500 Application Period - December 6, 2021- March 7, 2022

DUE DATE: March 6, 2022

Scholarship Application


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO)
SMECO is offering $2,500 college scholarships to four high school seniors who are graduating in 2021. If you’re a senior living with parents or guardians who are SMECO customer-members, and you have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, you’re eligible to apply. Fill out the online application form by Tuesday, April 6, 2022. SMECO awards scholarships based on scholastic achievement, financial need, an interview, school involvement, and community involvement. Our Scholarship Awards Committee will contact the top eight candidates to schedule interviews.

DEADLINE: April 6, 2022

Scholarship Application


Tau Lambda Lambda of Omega Psi Phi
$1,000.00 to minority student


Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Tri-County (MD) Alumnae Chapter (TCMDAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. offers five different non-renewable scholarships:
  1. Elvear B. Johnson (Ph.D.) Scholarship ($1,000);
  2. Tri-County Maryland Scholarship ($1,000);
  3. Career/Vocational/Technical Scholarship ($750);
  4. Educational Program Scholarship ($500); and
  5. Zandra Isaac Book Scholarship ($500).

Eligible applicants must be a 2022 graduating senior who resides in or attends a high school in the TCMDAC service area, which includes all of Calvert and St. Mary’s Counties and Charles County (east of Route 301). The public high schools in this service area include La Plata, Thomas Stone, St. Charles, Career & Technology Academy, You must have a grade point average of 2.75 or above, demonstrate community or extracurricular activity involvement, plan to attend a two-year or four-year university or college OR a Career/Vocational/Technical program as a full-time student in fall, 2022.

DUE DATE:  March 15, 2022

Scholarship Application


Phi Alpha Zeta | Chapter of Zeta Phi | Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University by five visionary women who dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for black women and sought to establish a new organization based on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood. Phi Alpha Zeta Chapter is seeking applicants for our scholarship awards. We will award one (1) scholarship in the amount of two thousand twenty dollars ($2,020.00), and up to four (4) additional book scholarships. Each scholarship will be awarded to a female high school senior in Charles County. The purpose of the Phi Alpha Zeta Annual Scholarship Program is to recognize and honor an outstanding young woman who intends to further her education at a four-year accredited college or university. To qualify for the Phi Alpha Zeta Scholarship award, the student must be in their senior year of high school, complete all application forms, including the supporting materials, and submit them by Feb. 20, 2022. Only one application is to be submitted and applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible. Applications must be typed and the eligibility criteria must be strictly followed. Failure to follow the criteria will automatically disqualify the applicant.

DUE DATE:  February 20, 2022

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Scholarship

Scholarship Application